Point and Shoot Baby!

It is time to retire an old friend.  A trusted companion.  Something that has traveled with me on each and every adventure I have been on since 2006 or so.  It has helped me document the things I’ve seen and provided more blog fodder than anything else.  It’s my Canon A580 Powershot camera.

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This thing has traveled to Alaska to Key West, to the Ocean to the top of mountains.  It’s been rained, on, snowed on, frozen, baked in the sun and everything in between.   It’s been chased by zombies and dropped more times than I can count.

Sadly, at the Jingle Bell run this year, it got dropped on the road, and even duct tape may not save it.

It did an amazing job though, and today I tweeted a picture, and was asked what kind of camera and lens I used.  Point and shoot!  So I decided that today I should share some of my favorite memories it captured for me.

First off, I could fill 100 posts with the pictures of Michelle and I, but here are just a few

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Sharing Wine with my gorgeous wife at Dusted Valley our favorite winery!

Sharing Wine with my gorgeous wife at Dusted Valley our favorite winery!

Tigger!

Tigger!

Then there are the pictures of the kids, again to many to count but here at just a couple

Math Major at Bridal Veil falls

Math Major at Bridal Veil falls

Man child at Rainier

Man child at Rainier

MAthmajor in a tree

MAthmajor in a tree

Manchild at the Oregpn Coast

Manchild at the Oregon Coast

Then there were my bike rides

Crossing into CA after cycling the Oregon coast

Crossing into CA after cycling the Oregon coast

Holding the bronze medal after the High Pass Challenge!

Holding the bronze medal after the High Pass Challenge!

Finished Reach the Beach

Finished Reach the Beach

The Jimmy Buffet Concert

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And my hiking and mountain days.

Carbon Glacier Mt Rainier right in front of the sign that says do NOT stand here.

Carbon Glacier Mt Rainier right in front of the sign that says do NOT stand here.

 

Carbon River Mt Rainier, Root growing into a rock

Carbon River Mt Rainier, Root growing into a rock

Lava Dome Rock fall in the Crater Of St Helens

Lava Dome Rock fall in the Crater Of St Helens

Ski plane taking off form Denali base camp

Ski plane taking off from Denali base camp

Denali Poop Can (yep its a mobile loo

Denali Poop Can (yep its a mobile loo

Wine at Denali base camp, zoom in enough and you will see mountains reflecting in the glasses

Wine at Denali base camp, zoom in enough and you will see mountains reflecting in the glasses

At 11500 ft, the Ingraham Glaicier, this monter was huge and the guide was NOT happy I wanted a picture!

At 11500 ft, the Ingraham Glaicier, this monter was huge and the guide was NOT happy I wanted a picture!

Shadow of one mountain on another

Shadow of one mountain on another

The Best friends a man could have
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And finally, one last shot of my gorgeous wife

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This camera as done me proud.  As you can see, this is just a small sampling.  It’s silly to miss objects, I know, but it’s always been right there, hanging on a carabiner ready to go at a moments notice.  Michelle and I have had other cameras, but I went back to this one every time.

Point and shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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